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Open to Fraser – Vancouver Coastal, Patient partners in the Lower Mainland and Fraser Valley
The College of Pharmacists is wondering about public interest in expanding current pharmacy services to include prescribing medications. In order to investigate this further, the Lower Mainland Pharmacy Services is looking for two patient partners to provide insight into the public’s perspective on prescribing done by pharmacists.
Open to: Patient partners in the Lower Mainland and Fraser Valley
Lead Organization or DepartmentLower Mainland Pharmacy Services
AimPatient partners will:
- Provide insight on the potential of pharmacists prescribing medications and how that could benefit British Columbians;
- Assist with the design of public interview questions, recruiting participants;
- Help with interpretation of the results and formulation of recommendations.
Level of EngagementThis opportunity is at the level of collaborate on the spectrum of engagement (www.iap2.org). The promise to you is that the research partner will work together with you to formulate solutions and incorporate your advice and recommendations into the decisions to the maximum extent possible.
EligibilityIf you have a strong interest in this work but have not yet completed a PVN orientation and volunteer agreement, are unsure if your experience is a good fit or feel another format of engagement would work better with your availability, please contact the engagement leader directly.
- Vacancies: 2
- Date/Time: Approximately three meetings over the next six months with the total engagement lasting seven months to one year
- Location: In-person, Vancouver area and possible ad-hoc telephone/email correspondence
ReimbursementPreapproved expenses related to travel to in person meetings will be reimbursed (including mileage, parking, tolls and/or public transit).
BackgroundObjective: Contribute to the development of a proposal to government with the potential of recommending allowing pharmacists to prescribe medicines. Opportunity: Patient partners would work, in a collaborative model, with researchers to develop an approach to developing this proposal including research design, study participants, interpreting results and finalizing recommendations. Rationale: To understand the public’s perspective on pharmacists having the authority to prescribe and based on this make recommendations about the features of pharmacists’ prescribing in British Columbia.
Engagement Leader Contact Information
Engagement Leader, Patient and Public Engagement | Fraser Valley